Incongruous? Ludicrous? I am on dogwatch's side on that one: Much Ado About Nothing.
Insisting that the only descent venue for an AC match should be the "home-waters" of the Defender has more to do with habit (and mono-neuronal jingoistic nationalism) than anything else. From my perspective it's even counterproductive for "a friendly competition between nations".
I was referring to this thread and the process to replace the CoR. The furore about venue is far from "much ado about nothing", particularly when those "home waters" are one of the best sailing venues in the world.